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Southeast Asia links: Hacking hubs, dengue, Bangkok blast, Thai 'great firewall' fail and more



6 October 2015 09:02

  • A new FireEye report says Southeast Asian governments and companies are 45% more likely to be targeted by hackers than the global average.
  • Plans for Thailand’s 'great firewall' were slammed this week. The call for a government-managed 'single-gateway' for internet traffic was met with huge resistance online, with cyber activists organising  DDoS attacks on government websites.
  • Singapore says it has detained two men who were allegedly planning to join ISIS.
  • China’s ambassador to Malaysia snubbed diplomatic protocol this week, avoiding a summons by Malaysia’s Foreign Minister over interference in domestic politics. 
  • An excellent round-up by Saksith Saiyasombut of how Thai police squared the circle in the hunt for the Bangkok bomber.
  • Asia Society's Jackson Ewing explains why Southeast Asia’s haze problem is so difficult to resolve. RSIS will be running a new series on the issue.
  • 40,000 people have been infected this year as Vietnam is hit with an  outbreak of dengue fever
  • Influential Buddhist monk U Wirathu has thrown his support behind the Thein Sein government in Myanmar’s 8 November elections, adding that Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party are 'full of themselves'.
  • The West is resigned to the Thai junta, says Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
  • Michael Vatikiotis on Indonesia's forgotten genocide.
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn spoke at CSIS's Thailand Speaker series:




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